Sometimes, when Geralt is in town, he has sex with one of his ladyfriends. Sometimes he has sex with other ladies, and sometimes the ladies have sex with other men.None of this is dwelled upon or treated as a big deal, because it isn’t.But those are just parts in a larger tapestry, which can weave in such heady, heavy themes as the complexities of parenthood, the psychological tolls of a crisis, and existential questions about humanity's purpose.
All of a sudden you’re at the mercy of an unreliable narrator, and a game that wants you to consider the consequences of your actions.
Suddenly the action-game cliches you know from other games take on new meaning (those who played will know the white phosphorous scene all too well), and every action you take seems to lead you to madness and guilt. And the finale is a perfect ending to a very, very thoughtful shooter.
When you start Spec Ops it feels like ‘just another shooter’.
Gruff military man goes to exotic location under poorly explained circumstances to shoot lots of foreigners in the teeth.
However, it quickly descends into something smarter and far darker than you first assume.